Ollie (any pronouns) is a student writer based in Oxford and London. He has been Editor for Global Affairs and Interviews for "The Oxford Blue", and ran one of The Blue's most successful events. In 2020 he co-ran a COVID-19 think-tank, "How The World Recovers". He helps produce an arts editorial for Chimera, a cryptoasset investment startup. He is now the incoming President for "The BSHR", an interdisciplinary humanities journal. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including "The Oxford Student", "The Cherwell", and "Oxford Strategy Review", and he hopes to move into international affairs analysis in the future.
Interviews Sports News

Sport from the Side-lines: Running all over the world with Adharanand Finn

Sport from the Side-lines is a mini-series from Mitch Marshall, speaking to those who bring unique perspectives about sport into the limelight, without being elite sportspeople themselves. While they share Mitch’s love for sport, it is their insight into sports’ broader lessons about society, culture and the essence of being human that make them so Read More…

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Film & TV Interviews

John Mangia: Bringing “The Queen’s Gambit” to life

The Queen’s Gambit (2020) is Netflix’s most watched miniseries to date. Perhaps an unlikely contender, it combines a tragic but feel-good story with a strong female protagonist and the centuries-old game of chess. Actress Ana-Taylor Joy has earned much critical acclaim for her role in the seven-part series, and the show as a whole has Read More…

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Interviews

Meet the Interviews Team

I’m here to ask a range of women in the legal industry, from members of corporate city firms and chambers to women in legal start-ups and academia. Fingers crossed it’s not as bleak a situation as it seems – if so, I’ll just have to reconsider my career in law and become a lentil farmer in my hometown of Moose Jaw, Canada, instead (no joke).

Global Affairs

Rats and recessions: the birth of an inter-crisis industry

Many have lost their jobs during the pandemic. Lockdown restrictions and shrinking businesses have meant that many have had to change careers or turn toward alternative forms of employment to make ends meet. On some high streets, new businesses replace the old, as those plucky enough to invest their severance packages into dreams brave the Read More…

Global Affairs

New strains of COVID: what we know so far

One year after the virus first emerged, new strains of COVID-19 have been detected across the world. Whilst mutations have occurred over the past twelve months, a graph from this study shows that the new version spreading throughout the UK is markedly different. The new strain, known as B.1.1.7, has mutated enough that it only sets Read More…